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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 189

B.W. Raymond

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 15123131
Grade: 189
Model: 2
Class: 68
Estimated Production Year: 1911
Run Quantity: 1,000
Total Production: 10,000
Size: 12s
Jewels: 19j
Jewel Material: Ruby
Jewel Setting: Raised Gold Settings (Screw-Set)
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Inlay Color: Gilt
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Barrel: Jewelled Motor
Train: Quick
Train Material: Gold
Center Wheel Material: Gold
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Escapement Type: Straight-line
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: Yes
Adjusted to Position: Yes
Adjusted # of Positions: 5
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

15123001
Verification Serial Map
15124000
  • February 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 15123428 was reported as accurate
  • June 9, 2015:
    Serial Number 15123201 was reported as accurate
  • May 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 15123345 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 0 positions adjusted
  • January 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 15123195 was reported as accurate
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